“The problem is there’s so goddamned many writers who don’t know they’re supposed to be paid every time they do something”
 –Harlan Ellison

I stumbled on the first video which reminded me of the second (stolen quote above), and I thought it was time to run them side by side.


The first video ran atop an article about a freelance writer who rewrote a badly ghostwritten book, and not only didn’t get the second half of the payment, she actually gave the first payment back.


(If any of my readers ever do something that stupid, I’ll find you and beat the crap out of you)

Keep writing (and getting paid for it), Tom Chandler.

“You send me the goddamned DVD now or I’m going to come down to your office and burn it to the ground. How about that?”
 –more Harlan Ellison